Motivation Monday — September 29, 2014

~ On Mondays (Motivation Monday!) I write a post with a quote to motivate and inspire. Sometimes it will be something directly related to lymphedema, and sometimes it will just be because I like the quote. But it will always be something worth sharing. ~


 

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You may get off track, lose focus and end up in a place you don’t want to be. Have faith. Take a step back, evaluate your life, reconnect with the world, and the people who matter most. Find yourself again. Look out to the horizon, yours dreams may be far off, but they’re there, waiting for you to move toward them.

Motivation Monday — September 1, 2014

~ On Mondays (Motivation Monday!) I write a post with a quote to motivate and inspire. Sometimes it will be something directly related to lymphedema, and sometimes it will just be because I like the quote. But it will always be something worth sharing. ~


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It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.
 

For the first 18 years of my life I lived in the same state, the same town, the same house, in the same room. And then I left for college. Since then I’ve live in 3 cities and moved 5 times. Each move I’ve picked up my life and started fresh–either in a new city or a new job. I’ve gotten pretty good at making new friends. And I’ve also learned to appreciate really good friends, those I’ve known since childhood and those whom I’ve met in adulthood. It’s really not about how long you’ve known someone, it’s about how they show you they’re there for you. Really good friends don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk. Thank you to those who have said “I’m here for you” and proved it. Thank you to those who have been my biggest champions in my lymphedema story. True friends are hard to come by, and I’m so fortunate to have you in my life.

Motivation Monday — August 11, 2014

 ~ On Mondays (Motivation Monday!) I write a post with a quote to motivate and inspire. Sometimes it will be something directly related to living with lymphedema, and sometimes it will just be because I like the quote. But it will always be something worth sharing. ~


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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.
 

Although I grew up heavily involved in the Protestant church, I no longer go to church or consider myself religious. Despite that, the Serenity Prayer is one of my favorite quotes. As someone who is a control-freak and a worry-wart, this quote couldn’t hit the nail on the head any better. The hardest thing for me to do is recognize when worrying is going to do me no good because it is something I have no control over. But then there are the situations where I do actually have control and can have an impact on the outcome. When I am able to make the distinction between the two, I stop wasting my time worrying and transfer that energy into making things happen. I am so much more productive this way! And everyone around me is grateful they don’t have to hear anymore of my what ifs :)

Motivation Monday — July 21, 2014

 ~ On Mondays (Motivation Monday!) I write a post with a quote to motivate and inspire. Sometimes it will be something directly related to living with lymphedema, and sometimes it will just be because I like the quote. But it will always be something worth sharing. ~


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“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll

This is quite possibly my favorite quote ever. These are the cards that I was dealt, and it’s up to me to figure out how to play them. It is my choice to view my lymphedema as the glass being half-full or half-empty. It is my choice whether I let this defeat me or use this as a tool to empower me. I want so very much to choose the latter.